Killing of Edward A. Waithe in Alabama in 1946


Case summary

Edward A. Waithe (1919-1946) a sailor on the SS Williams Phipps, WWII veteran, and resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, died in 1946 in Mobile, Alabama. According to the death certificate, the cause of death was accidental drowning. Waith’s family believes that he was chased by a mob into the water.


Date of incident: 1946-07-02
Location: Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
Location type: private space - agricultural or industrial
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Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

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